Ashington author pens his first novel
An author is celebrating seeing his first novel in print.
Garry Baker who was born in Ashington, spent a year writing the fantasy/fiction novel.
The 52-year-old, who has had long term mental health problems including depression, got the idea for his book while volunteering at Kyle’s Dream, a non-profit community organisation helping people build confidence and self-esteem.
The book, called ‘Yes Son’, tells the story of Madeleine, an Australian, whose life is shattered when she is jilted by her rich sailor fiancé Jake after he finds out that she is pregnant.
Because of this, she desires rich luxuries and plans to rob a bank in Queensland and to help out her poor sister Matilda.
But her plans are scuppered when she is wanted for the murder of a motorcyclist and a Portuguese drug lord vows to kill Madeleine in revenge.
And so, she hides from him and the Australian Federal Police with her family inside a haunted church in a sleepy village of Bibury in the Cotswolds.
Years of mental bullying from her father Maxwell and her involvement in witchcraft leads her to kill him.
Little does she know that he’s an alien on borrowed time from a far away planet and he has adopted his family in order to study them. Is she guilty and can she escape the Australian Federal Police?
Garry said: “The book being published is a life times dream. One to tick off the bucket list.”
The book, aimed at ages 15+ to adults, is available to buy from Amazon, most online sites and can be ordered from most book shops including Waterstones.